ASUS recommends Windows 10 Pro.

    ROG Strix SCAR II

    Precision Knows No Bounds
    15-inch model 2.4kg
    17-inch model 2.9kg
    Design
    Ultra-Responsive Narrow-Bezel Display
    * SCAR II (15-inch) is 2.33cm narrower than SCAR Edition (GL503VS). SCAR II (17-inch) is 1.52cm narrower than SCAR Edition (GL703VM).
    Ultra-Responsive
    144Hz/3ms
    Display
     
    Compact
    Chassis
    Super
    Narrow
    Bezel
    ROG Strix SCAR Edition
    ROG Strix SCAR II
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    Continue to Push the Boundaries
    Weapon-Like Finish
    Multi-layered Prints
    Battle-Dressed
    Aura Lighting
    Light It Up With Aura Lighting
    Performance
    Spec Ops
    * Specifications may vary according to configuration.
    Windows 10 Pro
    Intel Core
    i7-8750H
    CPU
    NVIDIA GeForce
    GTX1070
    GPU
    32GB
    2666MHz
    SDRAM
    512GB
    NVMEPCIE
    SSD
    1TB
    FireCuda
    SSHD
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    High-Performance CPU
    CPU Performance
    8th Gen Processors
    1.3X
    7th Gen Processors
    1.2X
    6th Gen Processors
    1X
    Advanced Graphics
    PUBG Performance
    GTX 1070
    4.6X
    GTX 970M
    2.1X
    GTX 1060
    3.1X
    GTX 960M
    1X
    Pascal
    Maxwell
    Powerful Memory
    Memory Benchmark
    DDR4-2666
    1.6X
    DDR4-2400 Dual Channel
    1.5X
    DDR4-2400 Single Channel
    1.3X
    DDR4-2133
    1X
    Lightning-Fast SSD
    Ultra-Efficient SSHD
    Game Loading Time Benchmark
    5400-rpm SSHD12 SECS
    2XFASTER
    7200-rpm HDD29 SECS
    Cooling Design
    Stay Cool Under Fire
    * Specifications vary according to model.
    Self-Cleaning
    Anti-Dust
    Tunnels
    Dual-Fan
    Design
    Upgraded
    12V
    Fans with More Blades
    Slim
    0.1mm
    Thermal Fins
    Innovative
    Trapezoid-Cut
    Lid
    HYPERFAN
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    Upgraded 12V High Performance Fans with More Blades
    * Specifications vary according to model.
    Extended Cladding For Even Cooling
    * Specifications vary according to model.
    Anti-Dust Cooling System
    Ultrathin Fin Design
    * Specifications vary according to model.
    Trapezoid-Cut Lid
    Silent
    Reading
    35 dB (Max)
    Balanced
    Movie
    45 dB (Max)
    Turbo
    Gaming
    50 dB (Max)
    Decibel Range Chart
    Quiet Room
    Conversation
    Busy Street
    Loud Radio, Subway
    HyperFan
    * 15-inch models are preinstalled with ROG Gaming Center and Fan Overboost. 17-inch models are preinstalled with Armoury Crate and HyperFan.
    Display
    Set Your Sights on an Upgrade
    144Hz
    Refresh Rate
    3ms
    Response Time
    20%
    Brighter
    VR/MR
    Action-Packed Virtual Reality/Mixed Reality
    * GeForce® GTX 1060 or better is required for smooth VR experiences.
    Connectivity
    RangeBoost for Zero-Dead-Spot Wi-Fi Connection
    Multi-Antenna
    RangeBoost
    Technology
    Intel
    Gigabit
    Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi Coverage
    Traditional Dual-Antenna Design
    RangeBoost Multi-Antenna Design
    * Visuals to simulate Wi-Fi performance.
    Keyboard
    Absolute Precision with HyperStrike Pro Technology
    Fast-Actuating
    Keys
    N-Key
    Rollover
    Curved
    Keycaps
    Transparent
    WASD
    Highlighted Keys
    4-zoneRGB
    Backlighting
    Learn more about the keyboard
    • Gaps between the function keys for easier identification.
    • Isolated arrow keys for the most accurate fingertip control.
    • The Space key has also been extended and reshaped for more comfort and fewer misses.
    A Keyboard Made for Gaming
    Fast and Smooth Keystrokes
    Gaming Hotkeys
    * 15-inch models are preinstalled with ROG Gaming Center. 17-inch models are preinstalled with Armoury Crate.
    Aura SYNC
    Aura Sync for Ultimate Personalization
    Audio
    Side-Firing Speakers for Improved Situational Awareness
    Up to
    2X
    More Volume
    Up to
    3X
    More Powerful Bass
     
    1.5X
    Dynamic Range
    Software
    Armoury Crate
    * 15-inch models are preinstalled with ROG Gaming Center. 17-inch models are preinstalled with Armoury Crate.
    * Interface may vary by version.
    GameFirst V
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    GameVisual
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    Sonic Studio III
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    Sonic Radar III
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    Aura Core
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    Fan Settings
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    XSplit Gamecaster
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    Android/iOS App
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    ROG GameFirst V technology maximizes throughput for your game! It prioritizes network packets for increased bandwidth for online gaming and streaming. Auto mode prioritizes all of your applications; while Manual mode lets you categorize programs and prioritize them accordingly. In addition, ROG First ensures ROG routers and ASUS RT-series routers prioritize packets according to the GameFirst V settings in your ROG laptop.
    ROG GameVisual software provides six preset modes for different game genres and multimedia. ROG software engineers have fine-tuned each setting to deliver visual excellence that perfectly complements the game genre. First Person Shooter (FPS) mode, for example, enhances visibility in dark environments — so you’ll see details denied to your enemies, for a clearer shot with every pull of the trigger!
    Sonic Studio III is a useful suite of tools to support all of your in-game audio needs. A control panel gives you access to five different audio modes, and even lets you manually adjust settings. This software suite also provides noise cancellation, voice-volume stabilization, and echo cancellation during recording.
    The Sonic Radar III audio engine processes sounds more accurately than ever, so you’re always aware of what’s going on around you. Use the on-screen arrow to hone your enemy-pinpointing skills, and enjoy visualized audio detail that eliminates the need to crank up the volume — the perfect tool for practice rounds and tuning untrained ears.
    With Aura Core, you’re free to customize your keyboard’s RGB lighting to suit your gaming style, with an easy-to-use control panel offering easy command over a spectrum of brilliant colors and seven preset lighting modes. You can activate AURA SYNC via Aura Core as well.
    Access fan settings using HyperFan to control noise levels and power consumption — choose between the Turbo mode for intense gaming sessions, Silent mode for less demanding tasks, or a balanced mode for moderate noise and fan performance.
    * Specifications vary according to model.
    The free version of XSplit Gamecaster allows you to live stream and broadcast directly to internet streaming platforms, or make recordings for easy sharing online. You can even interact with your audience while broadcasting on YouTube and Twitch.
    Keep Armoury Crate close at hand with the Android or iOS app on your smartphone or tablet, so you can access it without interrupting your game. What’s more, they’re free to download from Google Play and the App Store!
    I/O ports
    Quick-Access Gaming Connections
    * Specifications vary according to model.
    Power
    RJ-45 jack
    mDP 1.2
    HDMI 2.0
    USB 3.1
    USB 3.1
    USB 3.1 Type-C
    3.5mm audio jack
    Kensington lock
    USB 3.1
    SD card reader
    * 15-inch model I/O ports